Statutory guidance

SR2010 No 2: discharge to surface water

Standard rules for discharges to surface water: cooling water and heat exchangers.

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Standard rules SR2010 No 2: discharge to surface water (Applies to new permit applications from 10 April 2019 and existing permit holders from 10 July 2019)

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SR2010 No 2: discharge to surface water (Applies to existing permits until 9 July 2019)

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Generic risk assessment for SR2010 No 2

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Details

These rules allow you to discharge up to 1,000 cubic metres of water per day from a cooling circuit or heat exchanger to inland surface freshwaters, coastal waters or relevant territorial waters (as defined in Section 104 of the Water Resources Act 1991).

Published 7 June 2013
Last updated 10 April 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated SR2010 No. 2 to bring wording in line with the conditions that have been subject to appeal decisions under the Environmental Permitting Regulations, and updated the reference to the Flows and Loads document.
  2. We have updated the interpretation section 4.4 of the standard rule with a revised definition for the term ‘European Site’.
  3. First published.